About Tusk Philanthropies
Tusk Philanthropies is a nonprofit organization founded by Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings. Tusk Philanthropies has two areas of focus: Fixing our democracy by dramatically increasing voter turnout and participation in U.S. elections through mobile voting, and working to combat food insecurity through coordinated campaigns in states across the country and works to increase commitment to anti-hunger efforts on the federal level.
The 20 mobile voting pilots we've completed to date have shown that mobile voting is not only possible, but a preferred method of voting."
Tusk Holdings Founder & CEO Bradley Tusk
Circle of Advisors
The Hon. Mac Warner – Secretary of State, West Virginia
The Hon. J.B. Jennings – State Senator, State of Maryland
The Hon. Josh Daniels – Clerk/Auditor, Utah County, Utah
Lou Ann Blake – Director of Research Programs, National Federation of the Blind
Isaac Cramer – Executive Director, Charleston County, South Carolina Board of Elections
Jeff Kaloc – Government Affairs Specialist, National Federation of the Blind
Jay Kaplan – CEO and Co-Founder, Synack
Sam Kinch – Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired) and Director of Technical Account Management, Tanium
Reyma McCoy McDeid – Executive Director, National Council for Independent Living
Andre McGregor – Co-Founder, Shift State Security
Clark Rachfal – Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, American Council of the Blind
Forrest Senti – Vice President of Programs and Operations, National Cybersecurity Center
Sarah Streyder – Executive Director, Secure Families Initiative
Meet the Mobile Voting Team
Founder & CEO of Tusk HoldingsBradley is a venture capitalist, political strategist and writer. He is the Founder & CEO of Tusk Holdings, which includes Tusk Ventures, Tusk Strategies, and Tusk Philanthropies. Tusk Philanthropies is funding and running the national effort to make it possible to vote in elections on our phones and also funds and runs legislative campaigns in states to end hunger and expand food access.
Director of Mobile VotingJocelyn serves as the Director of the Mobile Voting Project for Tusk Philanthropies, working to expand voting options to include secure mobile voting to increase voter participation and make voting more convenient.
Chief Operations OfficerBob leads the multi-jurisdictional campaign work at Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures and manages Tusk’s Chicago office. For the past eight years, Bob has run campaigns for Tusk clients across a spectrum of regulatory needs, including engagements in the energy/climate, gaming, healthcare, technology, education, finance, and policy/political reform sectors.
Chief of StaffMeaghan focuses on the firm’s operations, human resources, and strategic planning. Before joining Tusk in 2016, Meaghan served as an organizational development consultant for CityScience, where she helped develop and execute the communications and fundraising strategy to further the organization’s efforts to expand STEM programming in afterschool programs across New York City.
Chief Communications OfficerMichaela is the Head of Communications at Tusk Ventures where she works directly with the Fund’s portfolio companies across a variety of industries – telehealth, fintech, transportation, cannabis, insurtech, gaming – not to just build brand awareness, but to aggressively use earned media to reach specific regulatory outcomes.
Vice President of CommunicationsRachel advises Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies companies on their communication strategies and supports communications for Tusk Philanthropies. Prior to joining Tusk, Rachel worked at SparkPR where she helped lead communications for venture capital and emerging technology clients.
Managing DirectorYvette Buckner manages high-profile client campaigns involving regulatory issues ranging from transportation and technology to education and environmental protection. Since beginning her career as a community organizer more than 20 years ago, she has held a deep belief that coalition-building and authentic dialogue lead to successful outcomes that move the political process forward.
Managing DirectorSam leads multi-jurisdictional and national campaigns for Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures clients, with a special focus on digital strategy, paid media, and grassroots advocacy. Prior to joining Tusk, Sam served as Senior Associate at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) – leading digital and paid media strategies for a wide variety of political, philanthropic, & corporate clients.